ICYMI: GDPR and fines, ICO and TalkTalk and GCHQ and bulk data

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) recalls GDPR ignorance, ICO somnolence, GCHQ song and dance, Guccifer arrogance and the many cases of basic lack of vigilance.

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

With the EU's GDPR coming into effect in under two years, ignorance of ‘hidden' data could result in monstrous fines for UK companies, according to new research from Ground Labs. That research adds that such ignorance could increase risks of identity fraud with the billions of personal information residing on PCs, servers and mobile devices. [Read more]

Commons committee lambasts ICO for lack of TalkTalk report

Eight months after the TalkTalk breach, the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee has criticised the Information Commissioner's Office for its failure to produce a report into the incident. [Read more]

GCHQ sets out 'operational case' for bulk collection

A GCHQ document has put forward the ‘operational case' for bulk collection. Authored by the UK's signals intelligence agency, which is also the principal agent of bulk collection in the UK, the report sets out the manner in which “bulk powers provide vital intelligence that cannot be generated from any other source”. [Read more]

'Guccifer 2.0' claims glory for DNC Hack, more documents leaked.

A hacker claiming access to the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has posted more internal documents. Guccifer 2.0 has claimed responsibility and added that it was him and only him who sat, toadlike on the DNC's servers for years while harvesting “many thousands” of documents from the party. [Read more]

Rate of successful visual hacks in the UK is 87%

The Ponemon Institute, with sponsorship from 3M Company, conducted a study in eight countries and discovered that 25 percent of successful visual hacks were achieved because computer screens were not protected. [Read more]

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